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Stimson Hall Records, 1923-1976
Overview of the Collection
- Stimson Hall Records
- 1923-1976 (inclusive)19231976
- approximate 953 items, ( 4 linear feet), ( 7 containers)
- Collection Number
- Archives 134
- The records consist of minutes, publications, newspaper clippings, correspondence, reports, rosters, applications, photographs, song sheets, guest registers, and memorabilia.
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
- Access Restrictions
The Collection is open for research use.
- Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Stimson Hall, named after Fred S. Stimson, a member of the Board of Regents, opened its doors in the fall of 1922. Except for a brief period during the Second World War, Stimson has always been a men's dormitory. The formal organization of the dormitory consists of three groups: the Montezuma Club, the main governing body; the Stimson Senate, an honorary society; and the Stimson Sponsors, who act as student advisors.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The records of Stimson Hall date from 1924 to 1976. The records were originally divided into five series: Publications, Stimson Senate, Montezuma Club, Alumni and Other Papers, and Oversize Materials. For the most part, this arrangement has been retained. However, in a few instances, folders were moved within record series so that they filled obvious gaps in logical sequences. The records consist of minutes, publications, newspaper clippings, correspondence, reports, rosters, applications, photographs, song sheets, guest registers, and memorabilia.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The records of Stimson Hall were transferred to Washington State University Libraries by Norman B. King, Stimson's Head Resident (1971-1973), in August 1973 (WSU 155). Concern for the preservation of these records was generated by the celebration of Stimson's fiftieth anniversary amidst discussion on campus for the elimination of Stimson as a dormitory or as a building put to other use. An additional deposit was made in January 1977 (UA 77-1) by Jim Allen, Stimson's President (1976-1977).
The records were processed in February 1984 by Paul Green.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
I: Oversize Return to Top
II: Publications Return to Top
Montezuma Club Handbooks,
The Senate Roll Call
The Stimson Howl
Stimson Roster and Stimson Hall Course Roster
Candidate Information Sheets and Sponsor's Group Constitution,
II: Stimson Senate Return to Top
Minutes of the Stimson Hall Senate
Applications for Membership, Pledge Ceremony Procedures, and Information Sheets
Membership Certificates and Meeting Signs,
Senate Banquet Committee Reports
Senate Constitution and Statements of Purpose,
Senate Membership Rolls
III: Montezuma Club Return to Top
Minutes of the Montezuma Club [and House Council]
Constitution of the Montezuma Club
Memoranda and Policy Statements
Senate Members, [approximately 1,000 3x5 cards],
Senate Roll Call Masthead and Dies
Montezuma Club Senate Roster
IV: Glee Club Music Sheets Return to Top
Container(s): Box 5-6
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Dormitories--Washington (State)--Pullman--Archives
- Montezuma Club (Pullman, Wash.)--Records and correspondence
- Washington State University--Buildings--Archives
- Washington State University. Stimson Hall--Archives (creator)
- Washington State University. Stimson Hall--Records and correspondence
- State College of Washington. Stimson Hall. (creator)